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Phoenix Woman Beat Kitten to Death With Baseball Bat. Then Cops Found Her Crack Pipe, Police Say

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A Phoenix woman was arrested Tuesday after a quick, crack-fueled game of baseball with a cat. They weren't on the same team -- the woman was at bat and the kitten was the ball.

According to court records obtained by New Times, cops got a call at 9 a.m. Tuesday about a woman who was beating a cat at 600 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix.

Cops responded to the call and found 19-year-old Serene Bass, who matched the description of the suspect provided by witnesses, at the scene.

As it turned out, Bass just happened to have a small, souvenir-type baseball bat in her front pocket. On the bat, police found blood. Cops also found what is believed to be cat blood on Bass' shoe.

Witnesses identified Bass as the woman who was beating the feline.

Police found the kitten dead from head injuries on the side of the road just north of where they found Bass.

After searching Bass, police found a used crack pipe in her front pocket.

She's been charged with a felony count of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, and a count of possession and use of drug paraphernalia.

As sick as this story sounds, it's not the worst case of kitten-related torture to hit the Valley.

Last year, a Chandler man tried to feed a kitten to a python. When the python refused to eat it, 28-year-old Jeremy Tuffly stomped the kitten to death.

He was only sentenced to three years' probation.

The sicko was dumb enough to videotape the entire thing. Check it out here.

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